The E2WFestival, Canada’s Largest Christian Music Festival, was held in Shediac last weekend with headliners Newsboys and Third Day. Our tribe was represented on the stage and in support and serving roles as well as in the audience of course. Tim Guptill was privileged to pray with and minister to the performers back stage. Joel Wydysh wrapped it up well “E2W2014 ends for the year. Thank you Jesus for a great gathering of Your church in the Maritimes. Here’s to 2015.”
Rob MacCallum has accepted the call of our Kingston, Ontario church to become their lead pastor. We wish him, Val and the family the Master’s best in this new assignment and will truly miss them in our district.
Congratulations to Shane and Natalie Grant on the safe arrival of Elise Renee. She arrived safe and sound last Wednesday weighing in at 9.6. Her dad is employed at Kingswood.
Peter Moore has entered Twitter world. Give him a follow @PTMooreATL.
I was in Moncton yesterday morning to take part in conferring the honour of Pastor Emeritus on LD Buckingham as well as recognize the long-time service – more than 25 years each – of Joyce Gildart, Willie Brownlee and Peter Greer. The message from Pastor Lennett Anderson from Halifax was on point, powerfully delivered and of high impact. Great morning!
Summer ministry in full swing at Crosspoint. Great family connections. Any church extends its reach for the Cause when it adds value to the worship experience and touches families and communities.
Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) has posted a very helpful piece on their website – Developing a Short Term Missions Trip Policy for Your Church. Any church sending short term teams will want to check this out.
Hats off to Gary Page for excellent work in building new posts for the main entrance at Beulah. The old ones badly needed replacing and the construction of new ones was no small undertaking – thanks Gary.
THOT: “Change is always awkward, but so was my first kiss – but that didn’t stop me from doing it.” – Keith Loy, Celebrate Church
ON SECOND THOT: “You can trust Him even when you can’t trace Him.” – Lennett Anderson at Moncton Wesleyan yesterday morning.
- The first event of Beulah 2014 is a prayer gathering on Friday, July 4 at 7 PM. If you are on the grounds, please come and share in this prayer covering for the camp.
- On Saturday the 5th there will be a late afternoon BBQ followed by an evening concert with George Canyon at 7 PM. George will be representing Compassion Canada and a free will offering will be received.
- Beulah 2014 – Eight Days of Celebration – will officially begin on Sunday morning the 6th at 10:30 with the singing of O Beulah Land.
- The closing rally of Beulah 2014 will take place at 3 PM on Sunday the 13th when we will Celebrate Tomorrow. Vision will be cast and future ministry initiatives unpacked. Plan to be there. Don’t miss it. Bring others.
- Full details of the multi-faceted daily program can be viewed on our website – www.beulahcamp.com. Check it out – great multi-generational activities available. Huge thanks to Andrea Gunter for organizing this smorgasbord of family-friendly activities.
- Check out the brief Beulah 2014 promo video at http://vimeo.com/97163535.
- Selected activities require those who participate to come prepared – such as the Motorcycle Run; Photography Workshop; Ladies Mini Scrap Party; and Golfing. If any of these ignite your interest, please bring necessary basic equipment/supplies.
- The Motorcycle Run – Saturday, July 12 from 1-4 PM – is fully open to any bikers from across the district who are interested – this is not intended to be a “Beulah only” event. Dr. Buckingham will lead this event of growing interest.
- Please be in prayer for Beulah 2014 for the Master’s obvious presence and for spiritual victories to be won. Pray especially for speakers Luchetti, Smith, Lyon and four of our own who will speak in the week day mornings as well as the Rhyno’s and all the worship/music guests.
- Show up. Pray up. Bring along an open heart and a expectant spirit. Build new friendships. Renew existing friendships. Expand networks. Embrace change. Enjoy the program variety. Encourage someone. Look for the good. Don’t miss Sun the 13th at 3 PM. Celebrate the tribe. Onward and upward.
Open House 90th birthday for Rev. L. H. Hicks – Best Wishes only. Saturday, July 12th from 2-4 PM at Havelock Wesleyan Church.
Best Years Fellowship – Aug 15-17. Details to follow from director Rev. Mel Norton. Save the dates.